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Webinar: Deemed Exports

You can export without ever shipping the actual item out of the United States. If it employs foreign nationals or works with foreign subsidiaries, foreign distributors, or foreign buyers, a U.S. company must be aware of and avoid violating the Deemed Export Rule. 

Webinar: Legal Consideration and Best Practices for Developing an Effective Cybersecurity Strategy

Cyber-attacks and network intrusions aimed at stealing sensitive and proprietary business and trade information have become an almost daily occurrence in the U.S. private sector. While businesses are conscious of the need to protect their valuable intellectual property in whatever form it takes along the supply chain, from research and development to end-user sales, cyber-related instances, including cyber-espionage tactics, are becoming more sophisticated and pose a significant threat to the private sector.

Webinar: Maintenance, Repair, and Operations (MRO) Items - Import Compliance Documentation

Is your company handling Maintenance, Repair, and Operations (MRO) Items?  How does your customer send you the product?  Is your company importing raw material or components for assembly into your company’s products and re-exporting? 

This Webinar will cover the basics of temporary and permanent imports.

Webinar: FCPA - What Every Company Doing Business Abroad Needs to Know

The Department of Justice, SEC, FBI, and other federal agencies have devoted unprecedented resources to detecting and prosecuting Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations, which is resulting in substantial penalties and prison sentences for those involved. Companies and their employees have been held liable even when they did not know about improper conduct by their agents and channel partners.

This webinar provides practical guidance on how you can avoid FCPA problems.

Webinar: Distribution Agreements, Technical Assistance Agreements, and Manufacturing License Agreements

International sales may require distribution channels and or distributors that team up with or even partner with the US manufacturer. 

This webinar provides guidance on drafting distribution agreements, licensing agreements, and what should be included to avoid export violations.

Webinar: Complying with U.S. Economic Sanctions and Trade Embargoes

E-mail Melissa McGee to confirm location, or see the UNH Sponsored Programs blog for updates.

Economic sanctions and trade embargoes increasingly affect the day-to-day business of companies engaged in international trade.  The U.S. is a party to a wide range of sanctions and trade embargoes that are administered and enforced primarily by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). 

Webinar: Complying with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)

The U.S. Department of Commerce through the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) administers the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). 

The BIS mission statement notes in part that the BIS "advances U.S. national security, foreign policy, and economic objectives by ensuring an effective export control and treaty compliance system and promoting continued U.S. strategic technology leadership.”  This is accomplished through the EAR that in turn regulates the a U.S. manufacturer’s ability to export. 

Webinar: Complying with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)

The U.S. State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) administers the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which implement the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and regulate international defense trade involving the United States.

Catalyst Seminar: Funding Your Innovation

Finding a way to fund your innovation can be a real challenge.

For this seminar, we've invited Tom "TK" Kuegler, Co-Founder and General Partner of Wasabi Ventures, to share his expertise and advice for entrepreneurs thinking about different funding options, including what entrepreneurs should consider and prepare before approaching a venture capital firm.

Creative Works Symposium

Hosted by UNHInnovation, this day of interactive panel and discussion sessions for UNH faculty, staff, students, and interested members of the local community will explore the definition of creative works as well as mechanisms to protect and commercialize creative works. Creative works typically are works that include copyrights, trademarks, or both.

Led by experts in intellectual property management and protection, discussions will cover topics ranging from ownership of creative works and when to protect intellectual property, to overviews of copyrights, trademarks, open source software, and fair use, and understanding a publishing copyright license.


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